The Toronto District School Board is excited to offer three, in-person music and arts camps for students this summer. The camps combine an exciting arts program that provides participants with diverse and valuable social and cultural experiences. The participants will explore new opportunities, make new friends, explore their creativity, play music, all in a fun and educational setting!
Please note: The TDSB takes direction from the Ministry of Education and Toronto Public Health related to COVID-19 protocols. We will continue to keep you informed if any direction changes that impacts our programming. All established health and safety precautions will continue through the summer. For more information and resources about in-person learning, please visit, www.tdsb.on.ca/in-person-learning.
1. DownTown Summer Strings & Things (Day camp)
Location: Bickford Centre (by Christie Subway Station)
Ages: 8 to 14 (Grades 3 to 8)
Dates: July 4 to July 15
Daily Schedule: 9am to 3 pm. Advanced and beginner strings practice twice a day to prepare for a concert at the end of the two weeks. Music rehearsals are interspersed with camp activities!
Camp Activities: Outdoor games / Active living, Art and culture
Requirements: At least one year of experience on an orchestral stringed instrument (violin, viola, cello, bass) is recommended. Ask your school music teacher or itinerant to borrow the instrument for the summer. Total beginners are welcome.
Contact - Rebecca.Kurtis-Pomeroy@tdsb.on.ca for questions specific to DownTown Summer Strings and Things.
2. Toronto Summer Music Camp (Overnight camp)
Location: Mono Cliffs Outdoor Education Centre
Camp 1 - July 4 to July 8 (Playing experience 2-4 years) - Grade 6-9
Camp 2 - July 11 to July 15 (Playing experience 1-2 years / Beginner) - Grade 5-8
Camp 3 - July 18 to July 22 (Playing experience 1-2 years / Beginner) - Grade 5-8
Daily Schedule: Concert Band, String Orchestra, Full Orchestra, Small Ensembles, Master Classes
Camp Activities: Outdoor Games, Evening Program (Camp Hollywood, Karaoke Night, Carnival Night, Camp Fire, and more), Faculty Concerts
The camp will supply String Basses and Percussion Instruments, please bring an instrument from school. Beginners will be supplied with an instrument for use at the camp, please provide 2 choices of what instrument you would like to learn how to play.
Contact - firstname.lastname@example.org for questions specific to Toronto Summer Music Camp.
3. Summer Sounds Music Camp (Day camp)
Location: York Mills Collegiate Institute
Ages: grades 5 to 8
Dates: July 4 to July 15
Daily Schedule: 9am - 3 pm
- Band and Strings for experienced musicians
- Learn a new instrument in our Beginner Band or Strings classes
- Cooperative Games
- Small ensembles
- Students must provide their own instrument
Contact - George.Best@tdsb.on.ca for questions specific to Summer Sounds Music Camp.
Program Fees and Duration
|Downtown Summer Strings
|Toronto Summer Arts & Music Camp
Please note - Limited scholarship opportunities are available to enhance accessibility for students from underserved communities.